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Old 08-25-2019, 06:41 PM
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Is it worth it to try to clean buffalo nickels? Found this in my yard yesterday can only get 19 blank 7 so I'm guessing 1917. Is there a safe way to get off the corrosion and not destroy it I know it's not worth anything I was just curious.
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:27 PM
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Ooh that one is pretty well gone, I dont think you can save it, good find though.

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Old 08-25-2019, 07:34 PM
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I am thinking that nickel would be pretty impervious to a VERY VERY light attempt with CLR(gasp!). Put the CLR on a Q-tip and LIGHTLY bathe the area of the date then IMMEDIATELY rinse the spot with tap water. Seriously, whaddaya hot to lose?

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That Buffalo is beyond help so you've got nothing to lose by cleaning it. Most likely any type of cleaning won't help it any.

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Old 08-26-2019, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by hammer3031 View post
Is it worth it to try to clean buffalo nickels? Found this in my yard yesterday can only get 19 blank 7 so I'm guessing 1917. Is there a safe way to get off the corrosion and not destroy it I know it's not worth anything I was just curious.
If you can clean it enough to spend it...do it..it is pretty useless
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Old 08-27-2019, 04:04 AM
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I know it's worthless I kinda just wanted to get a date off it drives me nuts when I can't see the year.
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:00 PM
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Try a pencil rub with the point over a light white paper...maybe like they lift faint dates off of gravestones.

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